Build Your Future in Nursery Management

The Nursery Management Associate in Arts Degree major is a Horticulture-based program that prepares students for opportunities in plant propagation; the production and marketing of potted crops, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, and cut flowers, botanic garden and arboretum maintenance, and landscape plant management.  To work in Nursery Management, you must be familiar with various types of plants, such as flowering trees, ferns, succulents and tropical species, as well as the care required for each of them. You may need to plant, harvest and cut plants so they’re available to your clients as stemmed flowers, potted plants or seedlings.

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: local retail and wholesale nurseries.  Students have also successfully started their own specialty nurseries.

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Associate in Arts Degree – Nursery Management

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Jeff Feaster
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Associate in Arts Degree – Nursery Management

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Landscape Specialist
• Landscape Technician
• Farm Manager
• Garden Center Manager
• Greenhouse Manager
• Harvesting Manager
• Horticulturist
• Nursery Manager
• Chemical Applicator
• Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician)
• Lawn Specialist
• Lawn Technician
• Licensed Pesticide Applicator
• Pest Control Technician

Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

The need for planning and developing new and existing landscapes for commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects is expected to drive employment growth. In addition, environmental concerns and increased demand for sustainably designed buildings and open spaces should spur demand for the services of landscape architects. For example, landscape architects are involved in the design of green roofs, which are covered with vegetation and help reduce air and water pollution, as well as reduce the costs of heating and cooling a building.

Landscape architects are also expected to be needed to design plans to manage storm-water runoff in order to conserve water resources and avoid polluting waterways. This is especially useful in areas prone to drought.

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Jeff Feaster

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$21,350 to

$31,100 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Greenhouse Manager

Lawn Technician

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